Shark finning is a very serious threat to the world shark population. Sharks are hunted in large numbers just for their fins which are used for cooking of popular shark fin soup. After pulling a shark on board of the ship its fins are cut off and then the crippled shark body is thrown back into the sea. Shark fin soup is a big nonsense. Shark fins are in fact absolutely tasteless.
Shark finning - The photo was taken at the exhibition "Trading in Death - The final mass extinction?" in the Natural History Museum, Vienna